Funerary Portrait of Jacques Damala

Death in Art

— Life's only guarantee

The Bad Doctors

James Ensor, 1892

I am one of those gods, the Powers who effect the triumph of Osiris over his adversaries on the day of the Weighing of the Words : I am thy kinsman, Osiris.

The Book of the Dead

1550 BCE

The Burial at Ornans

Gustave Courbet, 1849-1850

The Death of Decius Mus

Peter Paul Rubens, 1616-1617

The death of Girardot in Bárbula

Cristóbal Rojas Poleo, 1883

The Death of Marat

Jacques-Louis David, 1793

The Death of Moses

Alexandre Cabanel, 1851

The Death of Sardanapalus

Eugène Delacroix, 1827

The Duel After the Masquerade

Jean-Léon Gérôme, 1857-1859

The Execution of Emperor Maximilian

Édouard Manet, 1867

The First and Last Communion

Cristóbal Rojas Poleo, 1888

The Last Look of John Donne

Marsden Hartley, 1940

The Life Clock

Richard Teschner, 1935

The Martyrdom of Saint Serapion

Francisco de Zurbarán, 1628

The Mask of Agamemnon

1550 BCE-1500 BCE

The Misery

Cristóbal Rojas Poleo, 1886

The Necromancer

Leonora Carrington, 1950

The Raft of the Medusa

Théodore Géricault, 1818

The Raising of Lazarus

Rembrandt van Rijn, 1632

The Sick Violinist

Cristóbal Rojas Poleo, 1886

The Triumph of Death

Pieter Bruegel the Elder, 1562

The War

Marc Chagall, 1943

Valentine Gode Darel in hospital bed

Ferdinand Hodler, 1914

Vanitas Still-life

Maria van Oosterwijck, 1668
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